Enough with the Testing Already

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes I came across this article: “Sorry, I’m Not Taking This Test” | Mother Jones. We don’t seem to be quite as maniacal about it in Canada, but standardized testing has spread like an epidemic in the US. Without the proper perspective … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: Why pushing kids to learn too much too soon is counterproductive – The Washington Post

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Why are we in such a rush? It takes time to grow up and some things (perhaps even most things) need time to sink in. We need time to form new neural connections. Curiously, at the same time we are … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: Advice for New Students From Those Who Know (Old Students) – The New York Times

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes This all good advice. I asked my students this one year when I was still teaching at the UofCalgary. Their comments are below. Advice for New Students From Those Who Know (Old Students) – The New York Times. Extend Yourself. … Continue reading

There’s Such a Thing as a Study Drug?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Because, you know, drugs are always the answer. How often do we (as instructors) actually consider what kind of pressure we are putting on our students. Why do we do it? Many will tell you that it is about keeping … Continue reading